Best of the Best 2016: Style | Jewelry: Alessandro Sabbatini

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Alessandro Sabbatini's painstakingly beautiful pieces—including these flexible ear pendants set in platinum with imperial jade and Colombian emeralds—are well worth the wait. Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Gael Derouche
    Alessandro Sabbatini Photo by Gael Derouche
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Gael Derouche

Newcomer: Alessandro Sabbatini

Once a jewelry designer for Cartier, Alessandro Sabbatini established his own collection, Sabba Paris, 3 years ago, affording him the opportunity to slow down the pace of creation and work on a single design for as long as necessary to perfect his vision. His painstakingly beautiful pieces—including these flexible ear pendants set in platinum with imperial jade and Colombian emeralds—are well worth the wait. (similar styles available at FD Gallery, fd-gallery.com)

By The Numbers

  • 35: Pieces produced each year by Sabba Paris.
  • 1: Each piece by Sabbatini is a one-off design—singular and never repeated. 

200: Approximate number of times the designer tries on an earring to ensure that it is light, comfortable, and flexible. 

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